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Starting to interview for full time positions- how irrational would it be to ask to work from home one-two days a week if hired?

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Apply to Huge inc. We don't shame people for wanting to work from home once a week. And, as far as other companies, in your initial interviews ask what the company's working from home policy is, if they don't have one then you know not to ask. If the company says they do allow employees to work from home occasionally, and you get an offer from them, request to have 2-3 WFH days per month included in your contract. Good luck!

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👆🏻yes! you never know until you ask!

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Not at all irrational ... level or not, if you do what’s asked of you - location shouldn’t be an issue. Never be afraid to ask. I commute over 1.5 hours each way, 3 hours a day to work in traffic and everything else - I always try to work one day from home for my own health and well being + costs alone. Ask for what will make you a better more capable employee, but, don’t fuck around - do actually work from home.

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For an entry level role? Sorry that’s not gonna happen haha

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It will be perceived as quite an entitled request from an intern.

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Agreed. Don’t ask. It won’t reflect well on you.

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I have to agree with Initiative 1. If it just because, absolutely not. If it is for a medical reason or because you live very far from your workplace... maybe, but that is a huge MAYBE. Either way, do not ask this question in any interviews.

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You need the experience in office. It’s easier to get help from your team and for others to ask and explain tasks to you.

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You nailed it with “how irrational.” Until you’ve spent enough time in the office learning the job, I think you can table this fantasy.

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Get the job. Do the work. Then earn the privilege of doing it from home

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If you’re set on asking, wait until you get an offer. They might see you as entitled, but it’s more likely they’ll simply say no rather than rescind the offer.

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“Working from home? Phoning it in? Ya gots the makings of a perfect planner, kid.”

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As an intern, don’t even ask. You’ll look lazy and uncommitted; I gotta wonder whether you really have any ambition to be in this business if you’re not even wanting to show up in the office for your first real job. Even as a CD, I would tread very lightly on that subject in an interview.

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I think the above posters are being a little rosey. I don’t think it would reflect positively on hour candidacy to even ask. You’re way too junior to be able to add much value remotely

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That’s gonna lose you the job pal

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Not a chance. You have to learn your job skills well, including being on a team. “Work from home” from entry level means “ sleeping off my hangover on the clock."

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Insane. You’re an intern. Sorry, don’t mean to be hash, but it kinda blows my mind you’d even consider asking. If I was debating between two candidates and one asked for this, I’d go with the other for sure.

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Rofl super irrational especially on a junior level. you might get laughed at. Wait a year and then maybe ask to work from home for one day a week. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally more productive when I work from home. If I owned my own agency I would totally be down for one or two days a week work from home.

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Ask if they have the type of culture currently. Don’t demand it unless you have an offer but I recommend that not be a deal breaker if you ask (after offer).

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That would be a dealbreaker for me and I wouldn’t care how smart you are. There are lots of others who are looking for a job who wouldn’t ask for that. I’m not at all against working from home, I do it, and lots of juniors at my company do it...once their bosses have said it’s ok and they’ve proven that they’re talented and reliable.

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A lot of people are saying “don’t even ask.” But if WFH is your priority, you’d be crazy not to ask. I agree with everyone who says you might take yourself out of the running for the position, I have no idea why you want/need to WFH, but it’s your life and only you know what you need to be happy with work. Just be aware of the trade-offs.

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You already know the answer ;)

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Take note — even your senior planners are this lazy.

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